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DE-CIX Selects ADVA Optical Networking's 100G Metro Solution

September 27, 2012

DE-CIX Selects ADVA Optical Networking's 100G Metro Solution

By Anamika Singh
TMCnet Contributor

ADVA Optical Networking, a provider of intelligent telecommunications infrastructure solutions, announced that DE-CIX (News - Alert), an Internet Exchange, has selected the ADVA FSP 3000 to connect its core Frankfurt data centers with multiple 100G Metro channels.

It will be deployed by AXIANS Germany to enable DE-CIX to migrate from its10G services to 100G.

This migration is critical for DE-CIX as it responds to continued increases in data traffic. Currently transporting over 2Tbit/s of peak Internet traffic, DE-CIX plans to increase further from here.

The FSP 3000 is a scalable optical transport solution designed to respond to today’s high-bandwidth demands. For either a service provider or an enterprise, the modular design of FSP 3000 ensures that the networks are built on a flexible WDM foundation. The FSP 3000 represents Optical and Ethernet provisioning for seamless end-to-end connectivity from the access to the metro and on to long haul.

"We're seeing a continuous increase in data traffic with a growth rate of about 80 percent every year – an increase that shows no signs of slowing down," stated Arnold Nipper, CTO at DE-CIX.

"To meet this enormous surge in data, it's critical that we migrate the core of our network. What's more, we need to do so in the most seamless manner possible,” Nipper added. “We have a record of 100 percent uptime and this is something we cannot risk. ADVA (News - Alert) Optical Networking's 100G Metro enables us to migrate our current 10G services while at the same time adding 100G capacity in the simplest manner possible. But it's the small footprint and the low power consumption of the ADVA solution that make all the difference: ADVA Optical Networking (News - Alert) is simply the only vendor out there with 100G in this form factor."

As  integrated into the ADVA FSP 3000, ADVA Optical Networking's 100G Metro solution is built on 4x28G direct detection technology offering efficiencies like cost, space, power and spectral. These help service providers and enterprises that want 100G solutions in the metro environment, but do not want the associated cost or footprint of coherent technology.

ADVA Optical Networking's 100G Metro solution is a direct response to customers' demands for efficient 100Gbit/s data transport across distances of up to 500km.

"The market's response to our 100G Metro solution has been phenomenal," said Hartmut Müller-Leitloff, vice president of Sales, Central Europe, ADVA Optical Networking. "It clearly highlights the real need for direct detection technology that can deliver the promise of 100G technology to the metro environment now. Our 100G Metro solution has been engineered to answer every pain point that service providers and enterprises are currently feeling. Reducing cost, space and power consumption while increasing spectral efficiency are challenging demands in the metro.”

"DE-CIX is faced with aggressive data demands," added Detlev Schmidt, head of the AXIANS Business Unit Carrier & Service Provider. "Serving over 480 customers from more than 50 countries places unprecedented strains on its core network. To ensure that it can meet its customer expectations and scale for future growth, we're helping DE-CIX to build one of the most advanced networks of its kind. Centered upon the ADVA FSP 3000, DE-CIX is building its core infrastructure on a firm foundation: A 100G Metro foundation that has already been tested in some of the most demanding network environments."

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Edited by Braden Becker
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